Crack Comedy
Stand-Up Course

Crack Comedy's Stand-Up Course

Join us at Crack Comedy for our signature Stand-Up Comedy Course - a practical approach to stand-up comedy.

 

There isn’t one type of comedy out there, but there is only one way to do stand-up comedy - and that is to stand up and do it!

 

In this six-week program, we cover the basics of the craft of stand-up comedy. The course is taught by British-based American comic Erich McElroy and at Crack Comedy in Kingston; Kingston’s longest running comedy club.

The classroom is an intimate, 60 seater venue and the perfect intimate space for what might be your first ever gig. 

The course is appropriate for those brand new to comedy and who want to give it a try, as well as for newer performers who want to gain more confidence, sharpen their performance and learn more about the business of stand-up comedy. 
 
The course will:

  • Cover how to be natural and comfortable on stage

  • Provide a chance to get up, try your ideas and get continuing feedback

  • Give you the skills to be a great MC

  • Cover the 'do’s and don’t’s' of talking to the audience

  • Help you structure your set, find your voice and learn what you want to present to the audience

  • Cover practical tips for getting gigs or maybe even start your own.


About Your Instructor
Erich has been a professional stand-up in the UK for more than 15 years. He’s performed at The Comedy Store, Glee Club, The Stand, The Frog and Bucket, Covent Garden Comedy, 99 Club, Krater Comedy at the Komedia. He’s performed six full length Edinburgh solo shows. Additionally, Erich has promoted venues for many years and has an insider's perspective on what makes a comedy night great and a comic fantastic. 

How it is structured

The program is five weeks of classes with a final sixth week of a live performance. Each session you will get a chance to get on stage - initially with fellow classmates and then with a showcase. 

By the end of the course you will have honed in on your material, style, execution, and delivery so that you have the confidence to nail a performance with ease. You will have identified your areas of natural talent, and you will leave with your imagination and creativity in high gear ready to take on any audience. 

Each course is limited to only twelve participants. 

Testimonials

Sarah - "It was fantastic. It was great how you were able to see potential in all of us and help us push through the limits of our work."


Michael - "I wanted a course that would help me get a set together and perform it - which it did!"

Richard - "Highly recommend. Genuine meat and potatoes of getting from a scrappy sheet of puns to a polished professional 5 minutes in a very short space of time."

Course Dates:  (times are 7.00pm to 10.00pm)

April/May 2022 Class:
25th April

2nd May

9th May

16th May

23rd May

30th May - Showcase!

Prices: 
Book after 1st April - £249

June/July 2022 Class:
6th June

13th June

20th June

27th June

11th July

18th July - Showcase!

Prices: 
Book before 1st May - £229
Book after 1st May - £249

September 2022 Class:
5th September

12th September

19th September

26th September

3rd October

10th October - Showcase!

Prices: 
Book before 1st June
 - £229

Book from 1st June - £249
Book after 1st July - £299

November 2022 Class:
7th November

14th November

21st November

28th November

5th December

12th December - Showcase!

Prices: 
Book before 1st September
 - £229

Book from 1st September - £249
Book after 1st October - £299

2023 dates coming soon!

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Comedy Course Registration

To register your interest in a Crack Comedy Stand-Up Course please compete this no-obligation form. We will answer your questions or be able to confirm course availability.